| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. All modern Pekingese are descended from five dogs rescued for Queen Victoria during the Second Opium War. When British troops reached the residence of the Chinese Emperor, the guards killed all but these five dogs to prevent them falling into the hands of the enemy. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
Libya Animal Rescue
Libya is Iocated in North Africa and spans across approximateIy 679,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Libya speak Arabic or Italian. Threatened species known from Libya include the Addax, Grobben's Gerbil, Mediterranean Monk Seal, Sand Gerbil, and Dama Gazelle.